Accession Number : ADA182981

Title :   Granularity Issues in a Knowledge-Based Programming Environment.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA SOFTWARE ENGINEERING INST

Personal Author(s) : Feiler,Peter H ; Kaiser,Gail E

PDF Url : ADA182981

Report Date : Sep 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : This document describes the development of MARVEL, a knowledge-based programming environment that assists multi-programmer software development teams in performing and coordinating their activities. During the design of MARVEL, the authors discovered that the granularity to which logical entities are refined in its software database and the granularity with which its software tools process the entities and report their results to the human users have a strong impact on the degree of intelligence that can be exhibited, as well as on the friendliness and performance of the environment. They describe the many choices among alternative granularities and explain the decisions we made during the design of MARVEL.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, *SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, DATA BASES, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, HUMANS, USER NEEDS

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE